LATL-lab welcomes visiting Professor

The Learning and Teaching Languages Research lab was delighted to welcome UC Visiting Canterbury Fellow Professor Monica Axelsson from Stockholm University with an informal morning tea on Friday 6 January.

Axelsson morning tea

Pictured from the left: Muneir Gwasmeh; Linda Edwards; SM Akramul Kabir; Thinh Le; Shaista Rashid; Novia Bin; Sara Farshad-Nia; Jin Kim; Professor Jeanette King, Aotahi School of Māori and Indigenous Studies; Vera Leier, Global, Cultural and Language Studies – School of Language, Social and Political Sciences; Dr Kevin Watson, Linguistics -School of Language, Social and Political Sciences; Professor Monica Axelsson, Stockholm University; Associate Professor Una Cunningham, School of Teacher Education.

Professor Axelsson will be visiting the School of Teacher Education until 21 February at the invitation of the LATL-lab director, Associate Professor Una Cunningham.

Professor Axelsson’s expertise is focused on the learning conditions of newly-arrived refugee and migrant children, and on language across the curriculum. She has been recruited to the National Science Challenge E Tipu E Rea Better Start braid ‘Emerging bilinguals growing up in their digital world’ as an international advisor.

Monica and Una

Picture shows Jin Kim and Professor Monica Axelsson

Doctoral students and researchers in the LATL-lab are very much looking forward to discussing their work with Professor Axelsson, and she will be contributing to postgraduate courses in Learning and Teaching Languages while she is with us. She will also give a public lecture in early February (details to be confirmed), as well as a research seminar at the New Zealand Institute of Language Brain and Behaviour (NZILBB).

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uni-cycle update – all of University Drive one-way

From today, Monday 9 January 2017, the one-way system on University Drive (heading east towards Clyde Road) will be in place along the whole length of University Drive.

  • Access to University Drive will be from Ilam Road only. There will continue to be no entry to University Drive from Clyde Road. Exit from University Drive will be via Clyde Road only.
  • Access to the Okeover, ICT, Law and Clyde car parks will be via Ilam Road only. When exiting the car parks, left turn only towards Clyde Road.
  • Pedestrians should follow the signed detour routes.
  • Cyclists can use Arts Road or Kirkwood Ave, or follow the signed detour route as well. Do not enter University Drive from Clyde Road and cycle into oncoming traffic.

Please take extra care when travelling through the area – slow down, follow onsite signage and look out for others.

The work on University Drive is expected to be completed in early February. More information about the Uni-Cycle route is available on the Christchurch City Council website.

Superu Children and Families Research Fund

Applications are now open for the Superu Children and Families Research Fund.

The Fund is dedicated to funding policy-relevant research using external data from the Growing Up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) study. It provides researchers with an opportunity to explore and shape social policy that supports children and their families, whānau and communities.

The Fund is open to government agencies, non-government organisations, academics, and public or independent research organisations with demonstrated research capability.

Applications close on 28 February 2017. Funding totaling $750,000 a year, every year is available until 2025/26 with $1,050,000 available in the first funding round.

Find out more about how to apply